PRESIDENT PAUL SCAVELLA TAKES ON NEW PASTORAL DISTRICT
Many of our churches in the South Bahamas Conference have experienced the change of batons with new pastors being installed over a two-week period. Such was the case in the South Andros district. On Sabbath, February 14, 2015, the new pastor, Paul Scavella, was warmly welcomed to the district by an appreciative and vibrant group of leaders and church members. In his inaugural sermon, "Kingdom Admission," Pastor Scavella highlighted four staples:
• The gospel is everlasting, thus, it has no beginning and no end.
• Although the gospel is the mainstay of the Christian’s experience, he/she must be cognizant that there are doubters as noted in the original context of Matthew. Therefore, members should be daunted by unbelievers but instead, be encouraged in their faith.
• The goal of Kingdom citizenry is primarily to admit folk into the kingdom. The requirement for admission is simple, Come just as you are.
• Teach, baptize, and continue to coach new disciples on their journey to the heavenly Kingdom until they are perfected in Jesus Christ.
At the conclusion of the service, the Blessed Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church presented their first candidate for baptism in 2015. Brother Victor Eugene Forbes is the newest member of the church in South Andros. The district is committed to the mandate of spreading the everlasting gospel. As they undertake this great commission, our prayers are for wisdom and continued strength and focus on God’s Word.
Pastor Scavella was accompanied by Pastor Leo Rolle who ably conducted workshops in church organization on Sunday, February 15, 2015. All churches in the district participated in this spirit-filled weekend which is now etched in the annals of our conference’s history.
The South Andros district comprises four churches with a membership of approximately 200 persons.
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